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Voyage

Archibald MacLeish 1892 (Glencoe) – 1982 (Boston)

for Ernest Hemingway

HEAP we these coppered hulls
With headed poppies
And garlic longed-for by the eager dead
Keep we with sun-caught sails
The westward ocean
Raise we that island on the sea at last
Steep to the gull-less shore
Across the sea rush
Trade we our cargoes with the dead for sleep.

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Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. more…

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